Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a “cellist who shows great sensitivity and great virtuosity at all moments,” Ms. Ani Aznavoorian is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician with some of the world’s most recognized ensembles. She has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Finnish Radio Symphony, the International Sejong Soloists, the Belgrade Philharmonic, the Juilliard Orchestra, and the Edmonton Symphony. Ms. Aznavoorian has also appeared as recitalist and chamber musician in over twenty countries spanning five continents.
Principal cellist of Camerata Pacifica, Ms. Aznavoorian is also a member of the renowned string ensemble the International Sejong Soloists and a founding member of the Corinthian Trio with pianist Adam Neiman and violinist Stefan Milenkovich. She has performed in chamber ensembles with Gil Shaham, Cho-Liang Lin, Eugenia Zukerman, Edgar Meyer, Ruth Laredo, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, the Pacifica Quartet, , and appears frequently on the Jupiter Chamber Series in New York. Ms. Aznavoorian has been a member of the distinguished music faculty at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. In the summers she is on the faculty of the Great Mountains Music Festival and School in South Korea. She proudly performs on a cello made by her father Peter Aznavoorian.